City Park Resolutions for 2021; Richard E. Sopris, the “Father of City Park”

JOIN US ON JAN. 5 TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR SUPPORTING AND ENHANCING CITY PARK IN 2021! Please join us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 pm. to share your ideas about City Park’s future. What would you like to see happen and continue to happen in the park in 2021? Pursuing volunteer opportunities like preparing and planting beds, adopting flower beds for specific attention, exploring the prospect of fewer cars in the parks, collaborating with East High School students on horticultural projects and rotating art installations are some of the ideas we have heard so far.

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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

DESIGNS FOR “NEARBY NATURE” PLAY SPACES IN CITY PARK AT CPFAN’s DECEMBER 1 PROGRAM Please joins us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, December 1 at 6 pm. Jacqueline Altreuter, Director of Volunteer Engagement at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will present three possible new designs for the Museum’s “Nearby Nature” project and is eager to get the public’s reaction and ideas. “Nearby Nature” is a concept for a nature-based children’s play space extending from the DeBoer Canyon (south of the museum’s west entrance) to the small South Playground below. According to the Museum that is partnering with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation

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Letter from the President, Stephen Eppler

The “History of City Park” presentation by Liz Clancy and Kris Haglund at our well attended last meeting on June 11 was wonderful.  The historic photos were particularly interesting as they showed how City Park has evolved into its current form as well as documenting the Park’s long history.  We are planning to post the video of this presentation when editing is complete. The planned sale of the Park Hill Golf Course land to Denver-based developer Westside Investment Partners was the next topic.  Woody Garnsey, a retired attorney, involved with Save Open Space Denver [sosphgc@gmail.com] explained what was known about

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Introducing new CPFAN President and Board — City Park or Bust!!!!

 Elections were held at CPFAN’s last meeting on May 9.  As the new president, I and the other members of the new CPFAN Board want to create a forum for open discussion of matters affecting the ‘classical pastoral character’ of City Park. We also want to address issues related to Denver City Planning and local urban development that effect parks and City Park, in particular.

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CPFAN Annual Meeting May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019 CPFAN Annual Meeting Board Minutes The Annual Meeting of the RNO, City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN), took place on May 9, 2019 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd., Denver CO 80220. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Vice President, Hank Bootz since President, LaMone Noles was ill and unable to preside. CPFAN members present signed in to the Membership List. They were: Hank Bootz, Victoria Eppler, Stephen Eppler, Maria Flora, Georgia Garnsey, Woody Garnsey, Phil Hainline, Laurence Keith Loftin III, Owetta McNeil, Paula Singer, John Van Sciver and Jacqueline Victor. A

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